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Top Pro
5.0
from 26 reviews
5.0
(26)
GREAT VALUE
  • 2 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
"I wanted a coach for a Bikini competition and chose Gus because he has prior experience with getting WOMEN ready for bodybuilding competitions (harder to find). Gus has a great attitude, is encouraging, but also keeps it real and pushes you to be accountable to the goals set. He is always available on text or phone if you have any questions. He typically replies to me within 30 minute of me texting him a question, which is faster than I would expect, or need it to be. He gave me a print out of exactly what workout and what weight to do based off where I started, that leaves very little guessing on my part. I always know exactly what I need to do. He adjust these everytime I see him to insure I'm getting the results I want. He has also given me macros to follow so I can do flexible dieting. And has connected with me on MyFitnessPal so we can easily go over the information together. He's educated about diet and knows not to starve his competitors, and has already made sure we discuss reverse dieting after the competition. This is all exactly what I wanted and what works for me. But I know based on talking with him that he does a variety of training styles and methods depending on what results people are looking to get. No cookie cutter plans, everything he works out specifically for each client."

$40

estimated cost

Top Pro
4.9
from 17 reviews
4.9
(17)
GREAT VALUE
  • 3 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
"Such an amazing trainer. He is very good at his craft and is patient in your training. If you need a trainer to help with your fitness goals, check out Stephen. The best that I know. Keep up the good work, your awesome."

$40

estimated cost

5.0
from 10 reviews
5.0
(10)
  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
"“Fitness should be doing something you enjoy. It should also be something that challenges you.” This is one of the first statements Mr. Phillips told me when I was complaining about wanting to “get in shape” but not knowing how. This is also one of the many ways he showed me that he is a different kind of trainer. A few key words: Motivating: I have stopped and started plenty of times. He has always had a perspective to share with me that encouraged me to try again. Patient: When I’m frustrated with myself or my progress (or lack thereof) he is not. He reminds me to be patient with myself and patient with the process and to remember to enjoy what I’m doing. Validating: You will notice that he will compliment you before he corrects you. Meaning, he will say “good! One more...” and then he’ll fix your posture or your grip or point out where to focus your muscles’ attention. Realistic: He pays attention to where you want to go and he pays attention to how you’re going to get there. He will not push you further than he knows you’re willing to go and definitely not just to prove a point. He will pace you and that pacing may include a small challenge when he knows you’re ready. (Surprise!) Finally, the last thing I’ll share is his psychology about fitness and the necessary mindset for sustained success. At one of his group fitness sessions he said “when you leave here & find yourself in a tempting situation, you’re going to use the mental toughness you get from exercising in here to stay mentally tough out there.” He’s right. Fitness is a state of mind that benefits many other parts of your life. If you’re going to trust anyone with your fitness journey, GoalFigureFitness is it!"

$45

estimated cost

4.9
from 17 reviews
4.9
(17)
  • 7 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
"Mr. Paul Barr was my high school cross country coach for the past two years. At every practice he was always early. He taught the team how respect themselves as athletes and respect their bodies. He is beyond reliable and is well informed about physical and mental health. He saw potential in everyone, and made sure to highlight their skills in order for them to be their best. Paul is a great mentor and friend. He is willing to do anything to make sure you are able to give your all. I was considering running for university, and he was there for me. He believed that I could do it; he took time out of his personal life to make a running schedule and to coach me. He never once told me that I was incapable of doing anything. Paul is an all around great person; he is beyond reliable and responsible, he is organized, and he is willing to give 110% percent to ensure that you are physically and mentally healthy. "

$50

estimated cost

5.0
from 10 reviews
5.0
(10)
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"Agnes is an amazing person and trainer. I like that she really seems to care and adjust your workouts for your own personal level of fitness. I have much to lose, but I really feel good and motivated every time- after a workout, and it gets me through the day. I would highly recommend her."

$65

estimated cost

4.8
from 18 reviews
4.8
(18)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 26 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
"David is excellent at his job. I hired David in September 2014 after the birth of my daughter. He helped me to lose the stubborn baby weight. I continued to train with him through my second pregnancy and now after the birth of my son, David is once again helping me to shed the baby weight. He is a wonderful trainer who is professional and fun to be around. I highly recommend his services. "

$50

estimated cost

5.0
from 15 reviews
5.0
(15)
  • 5 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
"My entire experience with Mike and all the trainers at Twy-Fit has been exceptional. I have not only made progress on my fitness level, I have gained friendships with Mike, Taline and the other trainers and my teammates. I would highly recommend Twy-Fit to anyone looking to increase their strength, body image and self-confidence. I love it there and cannot say enough about it!!"

$65

estimated cost

4.8
from 12 reviews
4.8
(12)
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
"My wife and I have been working with Kyle for just over a half a year now. With our initial plan on getting health we felt working out would be the way to go. While most personal trainers focus on either your endurance, strength or stability, Kyle focuses on all three and more. From setting up monthly workplans, nutrition guides, or fitness training, it provides a well rounded experience. We have been able to see a noticeable difference in the short time we have been working out with Kyle. We would highly recommend Coach Kyle and the Fitt Factory."

$65

estimated cost

Top Pro
4.9
from 59 reviews
4.9
(59)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 140 hires on Thumbtack
"Ruth is an amazing trainer! Most trainers are very harsh and hard on you to point you don't feel comfortable or you never wanna come back, but not Ruth! she gives you full body workouts that you can feel and she does it gracefully! I have never left a trainer wanting to come back for more until I met Ruth. I'm telling you all she's the best. Hire her, you won't regret it!! "
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4.5
from 8 reviews
4.5
(8)
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Adrienne McDonald has been my trainer for a while now, and I have to say that she is by far the best trainer I have worked with. I’ve never really felt comfortable with most trainers, but Adrienne always makes me feel like she has my best interests and training success as her priorities. I always feel like she cares, but she also drives me to do my personal best. Another thing that sets her apart is her attention to proper form in each training situation. I have learned so much from her, and I highly recommend her for her skills, her wisdom and the results that she produces. I feel blessed to be able to work with her."

$80

estimated cost

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Is kickboxing hard?

Kickboxing is as intense a workout as you want it to be. As with any fitness regimen, the more effort you put in, the more results you will get. The type of kickboxing you do will determine how physically challenging it is. Combat or self-defense kickboxing, where you train in a martial arts studio with sandbags or spar against combat partners, can be an intense physical workout. Group kickboxing classes that use sandbags as part of the workout will also elevate the degree of intensity, because of the level of exertion punching and kicking the bag requires. Cardio kickboxing group fitness, which employ kicking and punching moves but no sandbags, has comparable intensity to jogging but works a wider range of muscles while increasing strength, flexibility and coordination. Here are some of the core kickboxing moves:

  • Cross: A straight punch that you throw slightly across your body, using your dominant hand.
  • Jab: A quick, straight, face punch. Usually thrown with the non-dominant hand.
  • Uppercut: A punch thrown up from the midsection (using either hand) that connects with the underside of your opponent’s chin.
  • Hook: A curved punch (using either hand) that connects with your competitor’s jaw or chin.
  • Side kick: A kick delivered when your competitor is at an angle to you. Raise your leg to the side, then bend at the knee to deliver the kick.
  • Front kick: A kick delivered straight on while you are facing your opponent.
  • Roundhouse kick: A kick delivered by swinging a leg up in a clockwise or counterclockwise motion (depending on which leg you’re using) with momentum to strike the opponent with the instep of the foot.

What should you wear to kickboxing?

What you wear to kickboxing can vary based on the setting. For kickboxing group fitness classes that are part of a gym’s cardio class schedule, standard fitness attire is appropriate. Athletic sneakers, pants or shorts that you can comfortably kick in without getting tangled or flashing anyone, and a top that allows for easy movement when punching and jabbing are all good choices. You won’t need protective gear or gloves, as most cardio-based kickboxing classes do not use punching bags.

Kickboxing training that takes place at a martial arts studio typically requires protective gear. You may need boxing gloves (beginners may want 12-ounce or heavier gloves for more cushioning) and hand wraps that protect and support your hands under the gloves while you punch the bag. If your kickboxing training includes sparring with opponents, you’ll need a mouthguard and any protective head and body gear your studio requires. Always be sure to bring plenty of water, too.

What is a boot camp class?

Fitness boot camps are a heart-pounding way to boost your fitness level. Boot camps are led by a fitness instructor and are based on the concept of military boot camps — intensive workout programs to get new recruits into shape, quickly. Fitness boot camps encourage camaraderie, and the group momentum helps participants get through fast-paced intervals of cardio, isometric training, strength training and endurance drills. Classes may range anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes, and usually meet multiple days per week. Boot camps often run a specific duration of time, say four to six weeks, which creates a team-like environment for class members. Other boot camps run year-round and students purchase package pricing for classes, similar to subscriptions that allow them a set amount of classes per week or per month.

Boot camps can be held indoors at a gym, outdoors in a park or on a beach, in a backyard — anywhere there’s room for running, jumping and sweating. Some instructors also provide DVD and online boot camps. You can also find boot camps tailored to your heart’s desire, such as bikini boot camp, or boot camps for new mothers. Boot camps offer an intense workout and are usually led by energetic instructors pushing you to do your best, but unlike military boot camp drill sergeants, fitness boot camp instructors typically don’t use intimidation or punishment to spur you on. Check with your doctor before starting a boot camp if you have health concerns, and always let your instructor know ahead of time if you have injuries.

What do you need for kickboxing?

What you need to bring to kickboxing depends on where you are working out and what your goals are. For a gym or fitness club’s cardio-based group kickboxing class that does not use punching bags, you generally need only appropriate workout gear and enough water. For kickboxers who are training in a martial arts studio, working one-on-one with a trainer toward a specific goal or sparring with competitors, you will need your own boxing gloves (12- to 16-ounce gloves provide more protection for beginners) and hand wraps (to protect and support your hands under the gloves, as well as keep them dry). If your lessons are in a martial arts studio, you may not be permitted to wear shoes, so bring clean socks if you don’t like to go barefoot. If your training includes sparring, you may be required to wear a mouthguard and/or protective headgear. Whether you’re in a group fitness class or hardcore training session, bring a sweat towel for your comfort and the comfort of people around you.

How much is a boot camp?

The cost of fitness boot camps depends on how often you go, the package you are purchasing (or if you are paying a drop-in fee), the location of the bootcamp, the equipment the instructors provide, and the background and reputation of the instructor. Smaller towns and areas with a lower cost of living typically have lower rates for boot camp services than big cities and regions with a higher cost of living. If you’re paying per class on a drop-in basis, expect to pay anywhere from $12 to $25 or more, depending on the region and the instructor. When you purchase a package of classes, typically the more you buy at one time, the cheaper each class is. The same boot camp class might be $20 for a drop-in student, $15 for a student who pays for 10 classes per month, and $10 for a student who pays for 30 classes a month. Studio space can also affect costs, so if your boot camp takes place in a high-end gym with top-of-the-line equipment, the prices will likely be higher than a class that meets in an outdoor space with limited or no equipment. Shop around to find the right type of boot camp class and the right instructor for you.

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